Bolsonaro’s Goons Block Roads In Lula’s Strongholds

Don’t be surprised that the right wing gang thugs don’t try to do this also.  And the republicans / police will look the other way.   Over the years the right has both politically and physically tried to stop the other side from voting.   Now they are trying to intimidate the voters trying to use drop boxes.   What makes you think they won’t just try it at the entrances to polling places in democratic areas?  The republican party has already called for right wing poll watchers with instructions to impede voting by minorities, what makes you think that some maga people won’t just block entrances or roadways.  Hugs

 

The Guardian reports:

The future of one of the world’s largest democracies and the Amazon rainforest was on a knife edge as Brazil held its most important election in decades and its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, battled to cling to power amid claims that security forces were engaged in a pro-Bolsonaro voter suppression campaign.

As 156 million Brazilians went to the polls, there were alarming reports that members of the federal highway police – a notoriously pro-Bolsonaro security force – had set up roadblocks in Lula strongholds in the country’s north-east.

Brazil’s opposition denounced the unusual operations, which were reportedly planned during a meeting at Bolsonaro’s official presidential residence, as a deliberate attempt to prevent Lula voters reaching their polling stations.

Read the full article.

 

rednekokie Dark Qiviut • 17 hours ago

I’ll believe it when he is inaugurated. Until then == the goons still have the upper hand.

Halou J.Martindale • 19 hours ago

He got the most votes. We will see if that is enough for him to go so far as to be inaugurated.

licuado de platano • 19 hours ago

That’s some third world shit. Will it be coming to the USA soon?

Ross licuado de platano • 19 hours ago

It’s already here.

And growing.

Lefty Ross • 19 hours ago

The parallels are quite alarming. This will be us in a week (minus the roadblocks) but the stakes are just as high.

PhilBob13 Lefty • 16 hours ago

We don’t do roadblocks (yet), just armed poll “watchers”, ID requirements, etc.

Ščŏŧŧ Ċ – 🇺🇦 🕊 licuado de platano • 19 hours ago

It’s already here – you’ve seen what’s happening in Arizona.

Ščŏŧŧ Ċ – 🇺🇦 🕊 Lestat • 19 hours ago

Armed “poll watchers” intimidating voters who aren’t the right color.

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